With advances in information and communication technologies (ICT), dramatic changes have been produced in physiotherapy provision. However, low adoption of the developed technologies calls attention for better theoretical model and methods for ICT design, which may fulfill the needs of physiotherapists and their patients. In this work we discuss the framework of designing ICT for physiotherapy based on some results obtained from the perspectives of physiotherapists and patients on electronic health records for physiotherapy. We underscore the importance of considering the context - the conditions in social and physical environment as well as end-users internal conditions to be in place - for a specific physiotherapy process.


Context based design Online training Serious games 



Work was supported by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia and Instituto de Telecomunicações, project: PTDC/DTP-DES/1661/2012– Electronic Health Records: Needs, Requirements and Barriers for Adoption in Physiotherapy and project: PTDC/DTP-DES/6776/2014.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabriela Postolache
    • 1
  • Raul Oliveira
    • 2
  • Octavian Postolache
    • 3
  1. 1.Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Instituto de TelecomunicacoesLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Faculdade de Motricidade HumanaLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.Instituto de Telecomunicações, ISCTE-IULLisbonPortugal

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